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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Denmark does U-turn to reach fossil-free future

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:58am
Denmark plans to postpone tax increases on electric vehicles as part of a slew of new measures the government is seeking to consolidate the country's reputation as a "green pioneer" and help it achieve its climate goals.

HURRICANE MICHAEL: More than 84K homes at risk as storm nears Fla.

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:58am
Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall later today in one of Florida's least populated corners, a rural expanse of the Panhandle known more for pine forests and oyster beds than oceanfront towers.

COURTS: Kavanaugh casts shadow over kids' climate case

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:58am
The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may have already had repercussions on a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by a group of young Americans.

WHITE HOUSE: Trump questions global report on climate change

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:58am
President Trump expressed skepticism yesterday about a major U.N. report on climate change that warned of irreversible warming if the world fails to act immediately.

DIPLOMACY: Haley helped foreign islands with adaptation — source

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:58am
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley was against the Paris climate agreement before President Trump was.

ADAPTATION: Storm scattered hundreds of townspeople. Then Florence hit

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 6:58am
One city in North Carolina is trying to move two public apartment buildings onto higher ground. It's an effort that challenges past decisions to construct low-income housing in areas that are prone to flood.

TRANSPORTATION: Automakers lose policy clout in E.U. as emission rules loom

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
Carmakers are discovering there are limits when it comes to influencing European Union climate policy.

RENEWABLES: World could install 1T watts of clean energy by 2023

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
The world could install more than a trillion watts of renewable power over the next five years, more than the entire current generation capacity of the European Union.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Chinese Tesla challenger hits funding snag

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
After China's third-richest man backed entrepreneur Jia Yueting's electric-vehicle startup with a $2 billion funding pledge, the wheels finally started turning at its plant in Hanford, Calif.

SEA-LEVEL RISE: Coastal county's new flood map might already be outdated

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
A South Carolina county is getting new flood maps for the first time in 14 years, but it's possible they're already out of date.

TRANSPORTATION: U.N. report shows 'heavier lift' for cars, trucks, planes

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
The transportation sector needs to decarbonize fast, according to the latest report by the top scientific body studying climate change. But it won't be easy.

IPCC: Forests are 'really central' to 1.5 C

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
Forests could play a key role in slowing catastrophic global warming past 1.5 degrees Celsius, the world's top scientists said during this week's publication of a U.N.-backed climate report.

CALIFORNIA: Governor front-runner says he'll 'tighten' fossil fuel rules

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
California gubernatorial front-runner Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) said yesterday that he would "tighten" up the state's fossil fuel extraction policies if elected.

AIR POLLUTION: Rule rollbacks could hurt Trump voters the most

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
The Trump administration's rollbacks of regulations on coal plants would disproportionately hurt those who voted for the president, a new study has found.

RENEWABLES: Why a European takeover could boost American offshore wind

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
Danish wind giant Ørsted A/S said yesterday it will acquire Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million, reshaping America's nascent offshore industry just as a series of Northeastern states prepare to test the waters of the Atlantic with major new projects.

EMISSIONS: Focus on 'how hard to apply the brakes,' experts say

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
A much-anticipated report from the world's leading authorities on climate change has reignited a debate over the usefulness of the "carbon budget."

IPCC: Report makes case for more ambitious global climate pact

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 7:18am
The goal posts for the Paris Agreement have moved. The world's top climate scientists this weekend declared that keeping temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius is no longer sufficient. Instead, they said, the globe must prevent warming of 1.5 C above preindustrial levels or abandon billions of people to the social and natural dangers of runaway warming.

STORMS: A year after Maria, dialysis clinic arrives in Puerto Rico

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
A mobile dialysis unit long sought by patients suffering kidney failure on the tiny Puerto Rican island of Vieques has arrived more than a year after Hurricane Maria.

POLAND: 'No turning back' for utility building last coal plant

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
Poland's Energa SA will not abandon a contested 6 billion zloty ($1.6 billion) Ostroleka power plant project as the country needs to replace its aging facilities to meet rising demand for electricity, according to its chief financial officer.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: High fuel prices are just what EV makers need

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:08am
Oil's march toward $100 a barrel is coming at just the right time for automakers investing billions in the switch to electric cars.

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